I can't let February 2021 pass without sharing some images of the ice storm that brought our region to its knees. My friends and neighbors experienced varying degrees of loss of power, all forms of communication and water. Many suffered damage to their homes due to falling trees, power surges and frozen pipes. It was a trifecta of storms beginning 2/11 and finally ending with a slow warming on 2/20. We were very lucky, with only about 5 days of lost of utilities. We had no structural damage, but lost many many trees throughout the woods and along the trails. Fence line damage is yet to be discovered. We were lucky to have a fireplace fueled by plenty of wood to keep us warm and access to a generator to maintain critical appliances and baby chicks. It is impossible to capture the extensiveness of the damage in a photo. Yet, among it all was an indescribable crystal white beauty.
My name is Christy Franklin.